Netherlands Consulate-General in St. Petersburg, Russian Federation

Travelling to the Caribbean parts of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

The Caribbean parts of the Kingdom of the Netherlands consists of:

  • Aruba
  • Curaçao
  • Sint Maarten
  • Bonaire
  • Sint Eustatius
  • Saba

Aruba, Curaçao and Sint Maarten are autonomous countries within the Kingdom.
Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba (also referred to as the BES islands) are special municipalities of the Netherlands and constitute the Caribbean Netherlands.

Short stay (<90 days)

To find out whether you require a visa for short stay in the Caribbean parts of the Kingdom, please consult the list of countries whose nationals do not require a Caribbean visa and other visa exempt travellers.

See the links below for detailed information on travelling to the Caribbean parts of the Kingdom:

Travel without visa
Visa short stay (<90 days)

Long stay (>90 days)

If you want to stay in the Caribbean parts of the Kingdom for longer than 90 consecutive days, you need to have a residence permit. Residence permits are issued by the competent authority of the country where you wish to move to. For more information on how to apply for a residence and/or work permit, see the page Visa long stay (>90 days): residence permit.